David Leflar '03
Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Education: English Language Arts, Middle Grades Education: English Language Arts and Social Sciences. National College of Education at National Louis University, Chicago, 2012. State Teaching Certificate, Illinois (ISBE) and Georgia (GaPSC), 2012. Certificate in Permaculture Awareness, Glass House Permaculture Centre - Blantyre, Malawi, 2008. Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Prague International Teacher's College, 2004.
I toured and recorded among the southeastern United States for one year as a professional musician, working as a carpenter to actually pay the bills. I then moved to Prague, Czech Republic, where I worked for two years as an English as a Second Language Teacher and English Language Education Voice-Over and Stage Actor. The four subsequent years I spent in Malawi, sub-Saharan Africa, where I founded a non-profit organization supporting grassroots community childcare and education outreach. I also taught music in international school in Malawi.
I returned to the U.S. in early 2010 and completed my graduate education in teaching. I now live in Atlanta, where I teach 6th grade Language Arts, Reading, Geography, and Earth Science at a small Episcopal school.
Teaching middle grades is fairly all-consuming, but being in Atlanta affords me occasional opportunity to return to the Mountain for a Spicy Turkey Melt at Shenanigans now that it is reopened. 4/2/14
David was an English major with a minor in psychology.